Berlin becomes the registered office of the MPG


The Greater Berlin area developed into a new centre of the Max Planck Society from 1992 onwards. As a consequence of reunification, the Max Planck Society relocated its registered office from Göttingen to Berlin in 1992. The Administrative Headquarters remained in Munich. The “Förderungsgesellschaft Wissenschaftlicher Neuvorhaben mbH” began its work in 1992 by setting up seven centres for human sciences research to employ the scientists from the institutes of the Academy of Sciences of the GDR. The institutes focused on the topics “European Enlightenment”, “Literary Research”, “Modern Orient”, “Eastern and Central European History and Culture”, “General Linguistics”, “History and Theory of Science” and “Research on Contemporary History”. The new Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and the MPI of Microstructure Physics based in Teltow and Halle also took up their work on 1 January 1992.

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